Julian Klincewicz can’t sit still. I can hear squeaks from his hammock through the phone. And I’ve seen his resume. He’s a filmmaker, photographer, musician, model, gallery artist, skater, fashion/graphic designer, co-founder of creative house Swish Projects and finally, a unicyclist.

Born in Chicago but raised in San Diego, Klincewicz is currently recalibrating at his new house in Costa Mesa, California with his girlfriend Irie Jean. At only 23 he’s worked with Beyoncé on her Netflix Homecoming film, and directed Virgil Abloh’s campaign visuals for Louis Vuitton, including Spring/Summer 2020 and Fall/Winter 2019, which notably featured grainy BTS footage of Steve Lacy, Blondey McCoy, Octavian, and more. Klincewicz has collaborated with Gosha Rubchinskiy, painter Kelsey Brookes, and shadowed Kanye West for a number of years. He’s been commissioned commercially for the likes of YEEZY, Calvin Klein, Acne Studios, Eckhaus Latta, VANS, RetroSuperFuture, etc. His work is singular and contemporary. And in his search for beauty in the mundane, Klincewicz has been keen on extracting moments of intimacy and humanity through glimmers of technicolor imagery.

“To be the type of person and artist that I want to be, which is ultimately a great communicator, it's going to require me to be a diverse artist. One thing that I've discovered in the past six months is, in the really deeply specific and personal, is the universal.”

 

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